Peter Aaron 


Not that I minded 
the squirrels 
climbing the bird feeder 

to gorge on seeds 
(the supply 
after all is inexhaustible) 

but when they started 
gnawing wood 
in their rapaciousness I 

clipped a conical metal 
collar around 
the pole and now  

they forage for spillage 
appearing to 
bear me no grudge. 

Copyright 2000, Peter Aaron 

Peter Aaron is a writer living in the Seattle area.  He has studied poetry writing at University of Washington Extension; and sells poetry and other great books at Seattle's Elliott Bay Books.

Switched-on Gutenberg/Vol. 4, No. 2 

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